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More than 30 soldiers were airlifted to hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A helicopter airlifted him back to his mother. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The man, airlifted to hospital, was critical but expected to survive. The Sun (2016)He was rescued by helicopter and airlifted to hospital. The Sun (2013)She was then airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in Boulogne. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Everyone bands together to get him out, before the poor guy is airlifted by helicopter to hospital. The Sun (2015)I just woke up in hospital after being airlifted by helicopter. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A coastguard was lowered to his aid before a helicopter airlifted him to hospital. The Sun (2008)A third soldier was airlifted by helicopter off the mountainside and remains in hospital in a serious condition. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A helicopter airlifted him to hospital. The Sun (2010)Another man was airlifted to hospital from the harbour yesterday (above). Times, Sunday Times (2009)She had to be airlifted back home, and nearly died, but insisted on carrying on with the project. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A man and a woman have died and another man was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after an avalanche in the Highlands. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A MAN was airlifted to hospital after getting his legs caught in a potato grading machine. The Sun (2015)A MAN was airlifted to hospital after being seriously hurt in a crash between two jet skis. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'airlift'
British English: airlift NOUN
An airlift is an operation to move people or goods by air.
The president ordered an airlift of food, medicines, and blankets.
British English: airlift VERB
If people, troops, or goods are airlifted somewhere, they are carried by air, especially in a war or when land routes are closed.
The injured were airlifted to hospital.
- American English: airlift
- Brazilian Portuguese: transportar por via aérea
- Chinese: 空运
- European Spanish: transportar por avión
- French: évacuer par avion
- German: über eine Luftbrücke befördern
- Italian: aerotrasportare
- Japanese: 空輸する
- Korean: 공수하다
- European Portuguese: transportar por via aérea
- Spanish: transportar por avión
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